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The highest-paying major groups of occupations in 2001 were the management occupations group and the legal occupations group.
Wage and salary workers in management occupations had a mean hourly wage of $34.04, while those in legal occupations had an average wage of $33.19. The next highest paid groups were computer and mathematical ($29.02), architecture and engineering ($27.08), and business and financial operations ($24.32).
The BLS Occupational Employment Statistics program produced these data. Find more information on wages by occupation in 2001 in "Occupational Employment and Wages, 2001," news release USDL 02-619.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest paying occupations in 2001 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/nov/wk1/art04.htm (visited May 29, 2023).